As the Royal Mint announces a £5 coin to commemorate John Lennon, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the former Beatle was the only rock legend born in 1940 and taken from us too early. Yet Frank Zappa, who died of prostate cancer in 1993, would have been 70 next month too. Buried in an unmarked grave, he was clearly against the cult of celebrity. Now, though, London's Roundhouse is to mark the anniversary.
It could be a lot worse, John – you could have a dipsomaniac angst rocker on your case
He's played more stand-up gigs than you've had Irn Bru pies, and wouldn't play the Pleasance even if they wanted him to.
Cinemas across the UK are about to be invaded by legions of shambling, catatonic, bug-eyed creatures. Fortunately, most will be on-screen. The zombie film, long thought dead and rotting in television's graveyard slots, has been reanimated.
The war's 70th anniversary released a torrent of nostalgia, which should stop. Now
Everything's on offer, from dance at Womad to comedy...
Comedian Noel Fielding is to take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of zombies, it was announced today.
From fine art in Mayfair to videos in Gateshead: Alice Jones reveals the ten gallery owners who are changing – and challenging – the British art scene